Articles Tagged "copper price"

Cormark Securities Ups Long-Term Copper Price Forecast

Copper – In its latest Base Metals update, Cormark Securities upped its forecast for long term copper prices from $2.75 to $3 per pound, citing concerns over supply. While the firm admitted that it might seem counterintuitive to put in bullish predictions now, when copper prices are low and oversupply is apparent, but it argued that higher prices will be needed to sustain the industry within the next few years.

Could China Use Aluminum Instead of Copper Wiring?

Copper – A few weeks ago, China's National Energy Administration made an announcement that may have caught the interest of copper investors. The regulator released nationwide industrial standards for the use of low-voltage aluminum alloy cables, meaning that China's state power grid could use aluminum alloys instead of copper for some types of wiring.